A tough run for former world number one Saina Nehwal ended as she clinched gold at CWG 2018 beating her compatriot PV Sindhu. Emotional Saina expresses the pressure and pain she played the entire tournament with.
Saina Nehwal, 28, the face of women athletes in India, beat PV Sindhu in the finals at the CWG in Gold Coast to win her second gold medals at the games. It was not an easy tournament for Saina, the Olympic silver medallist had a heavy strapping on her right shin and said that she had been playing through pain throughout the competition, as per the reports of AFP, mentioned in Times Now.
The former world number one said, ” It was a very pressurised tournament, a lot of top competition from the Malaysians, it was a very challenging tournament.” When asked about how this gold was different from the 2010 CWG at home, she said,” “Much tougher because the pressure is always there when you already have gold, so there is a lot more expectation.”
She added, “I put it next to my Olympic medal and my world number one ranking. It’s a very emotional moment because I’ve been waiting for one good, big victory after that disappointing (second-round) loss at Rio where I had to retire because of my injury and had to go through surgery.”